Is this a good deal? (come on guys...need your input)

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Is this a good deal? (come on guys...need your input)

Postby choclab » Wed Feb 22, 2006 3:32 pm

I am going to look at a boat tommorrow. The boat is a 16 1/2 foot Grove, it comes with the following.

*deep bow with a flat bottom transom
*1975 15hp johnson outboard
*2 fuel tanks
*35 fpt bow steer trolling motor with foot controls
*dual fog lamps on bow
*100% decked floors with tons of storage
*removible blind
*steele trailer

Heres the best part. The blind and camo was professionally done inside and out as well as the complete trailer in Avery Marsh Grass pattern. The blind covers on the sides are removeable 4' avery woven grass skirts for full cover. The price is $1500.00. What do you think....good deal or not?

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Postby KpHonknImRloadn » Wed Feb 22, 2006 4:36 pm

how firm is the price. Seems like the boat has some potential. not sure how many people and decoys you could get into it though.
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Postby choclab » Wed Feb 22, 2006 5:18 pm

Also.....if I buy the boat from the guy, he has 6 miles of private resevoir in some pretty fantastic hunting I could use.
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Postby jjohnson_714 » Wed Feb 22, 2006 5:22 pm

1500 bucks is a great price... :thumbsup: i wish i could find a deal like that up here... at least i got my row boat for 200...
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Postby HaydenHunter » Wed Feb 22, 2006 11:31 pm

Boat seems a bit small but nicely decked out...it depends on what kind of water you will run and what loads you will carry. Those old 70's vintage Johnson / Evinrude motors are great motors. I have one. But they are still a quarter century old, so make sure the engine is solid before you buy.

All told, $1500 is probably not a bad deal for a turnkey hunting rig if the boat is big enough for you.

You will not win any speed races with a 15 on the back, but if you don't have that far to run it's no big deal.
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Postby choclab » Wed Feb 22, 2006 11:40 pm

During duck season it will have 2 guys, 2-3 dozen dekes, and a chocolate lab. During the summer it will have 2 guys, 2 bowfishing bows, and a chocolate lab. :yes: I will probably get a bigger motor later on. Some of the lakes around here have a no outboard policy, just trolling motors. The only time I will use the motor is in the Potholes anyway.
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Postby LaRedneck » Thu Feb 23, 2006 4:39 am

That V hull isn't gonna get you back into the good spots but for that price and allowin you to hunt some land, take it and run.
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Postby HaydenHunter » Thu Feb 23, 2006 7:46 am

That boat and motor is small for the Potholes and the deep V isn't going to let you get into the shallow wasteways and coulees, but I still like the price of the boat if you have other places to hunt with it.

Just be very careful taking that thing across Potholes Res with a motor that small. I wouldn't want to be out in the middle when the winds and waves kicked up huge.
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Postby ol' yeller » Thu Feb 23, 2006 8:29 am

I think the price is pretty good if the boat doesn't leak and the motor is in good shape. That's what I would expect to pay down here for a jon boat and motor from that year. I would ask if he would allow you to change the lower unit grease and check for bits of metal. Also, if you haven't taken it out for a spin do so. You can tell more in 2 min. on the water than you ever could staring at the boat for hours.

Personally, I think having access to that kind of land/water is worth more than the boat, so you're probably getting a good deal.
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Postby choclab » Thu Feb 23, 2006 9:48 am

Thanks guys.....I am leaving the house to go look at it now......wish me luck
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Postby spencerusmc » Thu Feb 23, 2006 9:29 pm

Well????
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Postby WI_Trapper » Thu Feb 23, 2006 11:11 pm

Choclab must have took the boat for a long test run.... :laughing: :toofunny:
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Postby Park Duck » Fri Feb 24, 2006 9:00 am

Thats way to much for that boat you crazy and asking for trouble buying a motor that old for that much
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Postby ol' yeller » Fri Feb 24, 2006 9:27 am

It's all in how the motor was taken care of. My dad still has a 15 horse Johnson sitting in the garage that he bought back in '71 brand new. The thing still runs like a champ and will start (even after sitting up for a year) on the second pull. Don't judge a boat or motor by it's year. Take them out, drive them around and then base your opinion on that.
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Postby Park Duck » Fri Feb 24, 2006 10:04 am

That might be true but it is still to much for the motor
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Postby choclab » Fri Feb 24, 2006 2:32 pm

Holy crap.......we didn't get back until 12:30 last night. The pass got closed, (snowed like a s.o.b.) traffic backed up, and damn near died. I love the boat. Motor runs like a champ. The blind is awsome. Evenually I will put a 25 hp on it. Next year Sierra and I are gonna buy a 18' welded boat. We have been pricing them lately. We can get financed for about 150-200 a month. I figured I will keep this one for a duck boat that I can beat up and have the 18' for fishing and cruising. I would much rather beat up a 1400.00 dollar boat than a 15,000-20,000 dollar boat.
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Postby spencerusmc » Fri Feb 24, 2006 2:48 pm

and the 6 miles of private???????????
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Postby choclab » Fri Feb 24, 2006 2:57 pm

Hell Ya!!!! We got it. Plus he has a brother who works for a plastics company and make dekes. We can get dekes for about 2 bucks a piece, and yes......goose dekes too! Next season is gonna be sweet.
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Postby spencerusmc » Fri Feb 24, 2006 3:38 pm

Great, and now we wait.................. :pissed:
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Postby choclab » Fri Feb 24, 2006 6:15 pm

Get a bow and an AMS Retriever reel and we can go bowfishing. Plus we can go bass fishing!
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Postby tealslayerblw » Fri Feb 24, 2006 7:42 pm

that deal on the dekes sounds pretty sweet man, lemme no if u wana sell some
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Postby ol' yeller » Fri Feb 24, 2006 8:17 pm

choclab, first of all, congrats on the "new to you" boat. :thumbsup:

Second of all, congrats on the hook up with the land/water and the decoys. Paying for access to land like that is probably worth 4 times what you paid for the boat. Heck, I'da bought the boat even though I didn't need it just so that I could have access to the land. There's nothing like a nice, uncrowded morning on private land. :thumbsup:

I hope you get many years of service out of it. And if it helps put anything into perspective 4 years ago I paid $2,500 for a 1980 model 1448 mod-v with a 25 horse Yamaha. That was one helluva boat.
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Postby choclab » Fri Feb 24, 2006 9:41 pm

Thanks Yeller. The land and dekes definetly helped sway my decision. Plus the guy was really cool. I didn't have the right plug or right size ball. He pulled out a new plug in the package and a new ball and gave them to me. I can't hardly wait 8 more dang months for duck season now!!
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Postby HaydenHunter » Sat Feb 25, 2006 12:46 pm

Congratulations, choclab!
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